Last night I was listening in as my spouse was on the phone line.
There was a big "local needs" talk announced and it was speculated to be about the congregation reshuffling.
That ended up to be the case. I thought I used to lay it on thick from the platform......
This was the ultimate spin job - worthy of political office or a spot on the governing body.
One thing that stood out "While the numbers may not necessarily indicate it, it is clear Jehovah is speeding up the work".
LOL - the work is coming to a standstill. The only growth I have seen in the years since I left is through foreign language. I did that the last two years I was active and it was the only thing that kept me going - just because of the benefit of learning a new language. People are flocking to foreign language to escape the drudgery of service in their native tongue.
The last twenty minutes took ever bit of energy for me to listen to, but I was caught in the black hole. He went on about following instruction, following Jesus example, and of course, that this is direction coming from Jehovah. The holy spirit is busy directing the brothers to make prayerful decisions regarding your family - HAHA. When i was involved in a similar activity years ago, the "prayerful consideration" was arguments about people wanting their friends to go with them or to exile people no one liked to a congregation in Siberia.
Hopefully this reshuffling drives some people into inactivity. I just wish people realized this is all about decline revenue and declining attendance. The work is speeding up alright - just in the opposite direction. Hopefully another wheel falls off the chariot.